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Author Topic: Fan Funding 2019 - New Production Molds for 25mm Mechwarrior Minis - Funded!!  (Read 3921 times)

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All of the fund are in and I have let Mike know to fit them into the molding schedule.

I will have the vouchers out this week.

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Incredible.  I check the 25mm MechWarrior mini thread about once a month, and no progress, no progress, no progress, and then suddenly it's up for fan funding and fully funded in just a matter of days.  I'm impressed.  Guess I know what I'll be buying in a few months when these go into production.

I've already got a Davion infantry platoon, and at least half a box worth of Kurita troopers for a small infantry skirmish, but never had any Mechwarriors, pilots, or other appropriate figures to set up a good RPG scenario without "questionable" substitutions using fantasy figures ("Why does the military liason officer look like some kind of hide-wearing barbarian with an axe?").  This thread is excellent news.

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("Why does the military liason officer look like some kind of hide-wearing barbarian with an axe?").
I don't know man, sounds pretty accurate to the uniforms in Battletech to me.

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Casual Fridays in rhetoric FRR military.   :P

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All of the fund are in and I have let Mike know to fit them into the molding schedule.

I will have the vouchers out this week.
Maybe you can answer this question, Speck, but if not I understand.

I'm not so much asking on when these will be released (unless you know the mold schedule and can guess), but more what is the game plan. Are we looking at one massive release in a single quarter or spread out across multiple quarters?

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Personal opinion, perhaps, but it would seem to me that the various Mechwarriors (some with neurohelmets) would be a hot seller for RPGs, either for player characters or NPCs trying to get to their 'Mechs, or for ejected pilots trying to evade death or capture at the hands of enemy infantry on an active battlefield.  The other factions' ground troops (besides Davion and Kurita, who already have infantry sets) might be second most useful, and the various techs, security guards, etc., third.

Of course, different players will have different ideas for games they'd like to run, so I could be totally wrong.  It might be interesting to see which of those figures would draw the most interest.

To weigh in on a couple of earlier comments, the sculpts are reasonably good enough to still fit into a relatively modern game, but not at the high end in quality.  Basically, they're more than adequate for almost all purposes besides painting competitions, and I don't think we could expect to see IWM pay to have anything better sculpted in any reasonable timeframe, if ever.  I'll take "good", if I can't have "great", because it beats having "nothing".

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Did the vouchers get sent out yet? I'm just wondering if I missed it in my email.


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I haven't gotten the voucher yet either, so I think Speck has just been busy.

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On my list to get done.

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Credit vouchers have been sent out.

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Where can I find the link to get in on dropping funds on this?

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The 'fan funding' part is already completed. Now we just have to wait for IWM to slot them into the production schedule. Don't expect them to be available until after Gen Con, at least...

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The 'fan funding' part is already completed. Now we just have to wait for IWM to slot them into the production schedule. Don't expect them to be available until after Gen Con, at least...

Darn.  Barring getting in on the funding cycle the fallback was to pick them up during my GenCon yearly visit to the Brick'n'Mortar location.

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Darn.  Barring getting in on the funding cycle the fallback was to pick them up during my GenCon yearly visit to the Brick'n'Mortar location.

Fan Funding is just members of the community putting the money together to get a mini or minis into production.  Once that's done, anyone can buy them - though they're generally only available via the website and cons.
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I had to wait until they actually arrived yesterday at Origins but all of the Mechwarrior figure molds are done and we have at the show. For the Conventions this summer we are selling them by the faction in a blister. So each blister has all of that faction models in it. I will have images after Origins.

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Oh snap, so you guys didn't wait at all to get them produced. Now it is just a matter of waiting for the web release.

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Awesome!! 8)  Big thanks to you Speck and everyone at IWM! :thumbsup:
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I picked up all 5 sets today. All 40 figures have crisp details, and mold lines are very fine and will require a minute at most to clean. One Liao figure and one Davion figure have heavier mold lines along arms and legs, and should require about 5 minutes of file work. All in all, very nice work.

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I picked up all 5 sets today. All 40 figures have crisp details, and mold lines are very fine and will require a minute at most to clean. One Liao figure and one Davion figure have heavier mold lines along arms and legs, and should require about 5 minutes of file work. All in all, very nice work.
Are photos possible? What kind of blisters are they in?

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Are photos possible? What kind of blisters are they in?

After Origins images will be up.

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Hey Speck, any chance for those images? I don't mean to come across as thirsty, but... I am thirsty.

I get it that you are busy though. So just tell me to cool it if you don't have time yet.

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Here are mine.
The first 4 Davion:

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The last 4 Davion:

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Remaining Kurita:

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Steiner: